John Harvard Mall

sights / Squares & plazas

John Harvard Mall information

Location
Boston , USA
Address
btw Main & Harvard Sts
Getting there
Ferry: F4 from Long Wharf
Bostont: North Station
Opening hours
dawn-dusk
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North of City Sq, a shady, brick plaza leads up Town Hill. Back in the days of the earliest settlements, a fort crowned Town Hill, which you can read about on the bronze plaques along the mall.

Before the local minister – one John Harvard – died of consumption, he donated half his £800 estate and all 300 of his books to a young Cambridge college, which saw fit to name its school after him.